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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 25, 2010 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

agreed

i dont think i personally know a single person who got into them from the studio releases or just went to a show for the hell of it. then again, i dont know anyone who was concert age during the early years

it was a smart move in the end

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 25, 2010 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

"a smart move in the end"

Wow, that is so ripe for comment that I would almost feel embarassed taking you to task for it.

But as to the subject, I agree that taping is largely responsible not only for the success of the band while intact, but also the continued success today. There are quite a few folks in these parts who never saw the boys as the Grateful Dead, but only the various offshoots that started after the fat man's death. Don't think that would have been enough to spark the devoted interest that the free access has provided.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 25, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

This is why in prior threads about the whole "pull the SBDS?" and so on, I have always felt the bigger issue was "how much do they owe us for spreading the word?" (ie, the tapers, tape makers, tape loaners, etc., etc.). Tongue in cheek, but really, I do believe it's a critical question that's perhaps unanswerable, but that's our stock in trade? Or trade in stock? Whatever...

My own answer is that it was critical...I do differ from many though, in that in contrast to Dire, thank Gawd for that, I did come to the band by the studio releases, and only later did tapes factor in (after I saw them live and wanted more, etc.). I had missed the late 60s except second hand through the brothers and their concert going friends, but by the time I could go on my own, only the DEAD were available, so to speak, and the studio background motivated me to seek them out.

So, let Bob know I have kids to put thru college, okay? When they "fix" the royalties owed us, I will send in my tapes and address book of those that rec'd them...unless of course, this will get me in trouble. Hmmm...I know nothing, nothing about it.

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Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 25, 2010 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

I think everyone I know got into them first via official releases. I am talking my friends from early to mid 70's. Live Dead, Skull and Roses, Wokingman's, American Beauty, Europe 72, Anthem were the seeds for us.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2010 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Yep; that's my story as well, and I am sticking to it...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 26, 2010 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

that is only because you and Hal are OLD!!!!

:)


(to me, in the early 70's, the word "tape" only existed if it had the word "scotch" before it)

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Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 26, 2010 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

LOL, better old and to have seen 70's shows than young and not!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 26, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

very true, very true

i feel old enough to have seen some 70's shows which proves that life is just not fair